Pankaj Tripathi will be seen as the elusive Guruji, who is also known as Ganesh Gaitonde's 'teesra baap' in the second season of the Netflix hit series 'Sacred Games 2'. While fans are eagerly waiting for the second season of the much-celebrated franchise, actor Pankaj Tripathi recently opened up about his character during a candid conversation with Republic Media Network.
When asked about what's new and enticing in this season, Tripathi said, "The second season will give all the answers about what will happen in 25 days, who is Trivedi Ji and what happened to him. This season is packed with lots of entertainment."
The second season's trailer ends with 'Bali dan Dena Hoga', the actor further revealed that he had to make a lot of sacrifices in order to portray 'Guruji'.
Talking about the same, he said, "I sacrificed my beard for the first time in 14 years and it's a big thing for me. I had shut my self in a room for 5 days to prepare for this character. For the first time I was scared in my career about a role, I was constantly thinking about how will I be portraying Guruji".
Tripathi also cleared the air about his character's resemblance with spiritual leader Rajneesh Osho.
Denying all such claims, he said, "It's all bogus my character is not inspired by anyone, it's a fictional character written by Viram Chandra and then by Varun Grover. In fact, I made sure that my character should not resemble any existing 'guru' or' baba'."
Meanwhile, director Vikramaditya Motwane also revealed quite a few details about the upcoming season.
"This season will tell the relation of Guruji with Sartaj and Ganesh Gaitonde, Guruji's role is more elaborated this time and will answer all the queries of fans" he said.
The filmmaker who jointly directed the first season of 'Sacred Games' with Anurag Kashyap, opened up about their current equation and said that they share a very strong professional bond.
"I have known Anurag for almost 20 years, he has produced every film of mine and even I have produced his several films. Beside Anurag, I don't remember any other name to trust Sacred games Season 1 and even Neeraj Ghaywan is the only guy whom I could trust with the second season" Vikramaditya said.
The second season of Sacred Games will open on August 15. It stars Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, with Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Luke Kenny, Ranvir Shorey, and Shobita Dhulipala among others.
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